Gary G. Rich
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Gary G. Rich is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Parker Drilling. He was elected president and chief executive officer on October 1, 2012 and chairman on May 1, 2014. An industry veteran with over 30 years of global technical, commercial and operations experience, Mr. Rich comes to Parker Drilling after a 25 year career with Baker Hughes Incorporated where he successfully managed several of the company’s businesses, regions, and initiatives. Over his career he has held a progressive series of roles across a broad spectrum of focus areas including global sales and strategic marketing and business development; new technology, product and commercialization strategies; and operations, finance and business management.
Prior to joining Parker Drilling, Mr. Rich served as vice president of global sales for Baker Hughes, and prior to this role, he served as president of that company's European operations. Previously, Mr. Rich was president of Hughes Christensen Company (HCC), a division of Baker Hughes primarily focused on the production and distribution of drilling bits for the petroleum industry.
Mr. Rich holds a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University and an M.S. in Science and Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas.
Christopher T. (Chris) Weber
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Christopher T. (Chris) Weber was selected as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 20, 2013. With nearly twenty years in the global drilling, oil and gas, and power industries, Mr. Weber brings extensive experience in international finance and operations activities including strategic planning, accounting, treasury, risk management, corporate development, turnaround initiatives, and competitor and market analysis.
Most recently, Mr. Weber served as vice president and treasurer of Ensco plc, one of the world’s largest offshore drilling companies with a market cap of $14 billion, revenues of $4 billion, and global operations spanning six continents where he led the company’s global treasury and risk management activities and was responsible for its capital structure, debt portfolio, liquidity, banking and rating agency relations, as well its global insurance and enterprise risk management programs. Mr. Weber also served as co-leader for the global financial and operational integration of Ensco’s $7 billion acquisition of Pride International in 2011.
Mr. Weber holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Economics and English Literature from Vanderbilt University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel
Jon-Al Duplantier is senior vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO) for Parker Drilling. As CAO and general counsel, Mr. Duplantier oversees the company’s legal; human resources; health, safety and environment; aviation; and risk management organizations. He is a respected and trusted leader with over 20 years experience in the legal and energy industry.
Most recently, he served as senior vice president and general counsel from March 2012 to April 2013 when he assumed his current responsibilities as CAO. Mr. Duplantier joined Parker Drilling in 2009 as vice president and general counsel. Before joining Parker, he served in several legal and management roles at ConocoPhillips, including senior counsel, Exploration and Production; managing counsel, Indonesia; managing counsel, environmental; and general counsel, Dubai Petroleum Company, a subsidiary of ConocoPhillips at the time. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, Mr. Duplantier served as a patent attorney for DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware.
Mr. Duplantier received his juris doctor degree from Louisiana State University in 1992 and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Grambling State University.
Bryan R. Collins
President of Drilling Operations
Bryan R. Collins is the President of Drilling Operations of Parker Drilling. He served as Vice President - Arctic and Latin America operations from April 2016 to December 2016, and as Parker Drilling’s Vice President of Arctic operations from March 2013 to April 2016. Previously, he served as Parker Drilling’s Global Director of Business Development from February 2012 to March 2013.
Before joining Parker Drilling, Mr. Collins served in various operational and senior management roles at Schlumberger, Ltd., including Vice President for Drilling & Measurements operations in Russia and over 6 years as Schlumberger’s Global Account Manager for ExxonMobil’s worldwide drilling operations based in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Collins brings over 25 years in the upstream oilfield services business, serving in executive, operational, marketing, account management and general management roles in Russia, North America and South America. Mr. Collins holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Southwest Texas State University.
Leslie K. Nagy
Principal Accounting Officer and Controller
Leslie K. Nagy was appointed principal accounting officer and controller of Parker Drilling on April 1, 2014. Mrs. Nagy served as Director of Finance and Assistant Controller of the Company from December 2012 through March 2014, as Assistant Controller of the Company from May 2011 to December 2012, and as Manager of External Reporting and General Accounting of the Company from August 2010 to May 2011. Prior to joining Parker Drilling, Mrs. Nagy worked for Ernst & Young LLP (EY) from 1997 to 2010. While employed by EY, Mrs. Nagy spent ten years in the assurance and advisory business services practice and three years in the transaction advisory services practice. Mrs. Nagy holds a master’s of science in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University.
David W. Tucker
David W. Tucker is treasurer of Parker Drilling, a position he has held since 1999. He brings 35 years of experience in banking, financing, cash management, insurance, and credit and receivables activities. He joined the company in 1978 as a financial analyst and served in various financial and accounting positions before being named chief financial officer of the company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Hercules Offshore Corporation, in 1998.
Mr. Tucker holds a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Oral Roberts University.